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Fri 06 Apr, 2018:
John Jenkins: Complete Four-Part Consort Music

Arguably the greatest, certainly the most elegant, composer of music for viol consort in a veritable golden age for the instrument, John Jenkins...

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Wed 17 May, 2017:
Haydn: The Seasons

What, a 50-bar fugue on just six words “for thy bounty, thanks be given”? Placed at the end of section 6, it is but one example of canny mastery...

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Fri 23 Dec, 2016:
Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)

Hot on the heels of John Butt’s pleasingly pared-back (two voices per part) period-instrument offering of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the...

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Fri 21 Oct, 2016:
Berkeley: Stabat Mater; Mass for five voices; Judica me; Michael Berkeley: Touch Light

Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater (1947) was commissioned by Peter Pears for an English Opera Group tour, hence the modest forces of six singers and 12...

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Mon 29 Aug, 2016:
Handel in Rome 1707: Donna, che in ciel, HWV233; Ah che troppo ineguali, HWV230; Dixit Dominus, HWV232

Three live recordings of three works dating roughly from Handel’s visit to Rome in 1707. The relatively familiar Dixit Dominus was recorded in a...

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Wed 03 Aug, 2016:
Lotti: Crucifixus

An almost exact contemporary of Vivaldi, Antonio Lotti wrote extensively for St Mark’s in Venice and his music – so this new Delphian recording...

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Tue 16 Feb, 2016:
Loquebantur – Music from the Baldwin Partbooks

John Baldwin (1560-1615) was a singer, composer of instrumental and vocal music, and a diligent collector and copyist of other composers’ works. His...

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Thu 04 Feb, 2016:
Purcell: Twelve Sonatas of Three Parts

A follow up to their earlier recording of the “Ten Sonatas in Four Parts”, Robert King and his period-instrument string quartet (two violins, bass...

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Mon 21 Dec, 2015:
Lasso: Prophetiae Sibyllarum; Dixit Dominus; Angelus ad pastores; Quem vidistis pastores; Videntes stellam; Ave Maria; Magnificat

Orlando di Lasso (1530/32-1594), probably the most celebrated European composer of his time, spent most of his working life at the court of the...

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Thu 17 Sep, 2015:
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

We’ve come a long way since Janet Baker’s glorious full-bodied take on Dido’s lament: here the instruments are stripped back to the barest of...

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Thu 03 Sep, 2015:
Simpson: 20 Ayres for two trebles and two basses; Four Divisions

Christopher Simpson (c1605-69) remains best known – to those in the know at least – as the author of a treatise called “The Division Viol”,...

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